Friday, June 13, 2008

Cicadas - ready for their photo op

The periodic cicadas are here. Brood XIV emerged recently on parts of the cape and in 12 other states after a 17 year hibernation. The nature camper in me is fascinated by this and wishes my plans took me to the cape. Read more in this Boston Globe article and check out this photo gallery, courtesy of Odd Essay, found on Universal Hub. You can see if Brood XIV is emerging anywhere near you via this very cool map. Be sure to zoom in, there are many more points at closer range. Enjoy!

1 comment:

LKB said...

UPDATE: We hit some of these in our car while on our way back from the Falmouth ferry. They were everywhere in the air! Very cool, but poor things.